Wednesday, 11 November 2009

We've had a very quiet few days - the weather has been chilly so we snuggled up around the TV!

Judy had her hair done at the village hairdressers - and it looks very nice. She is happy to keep on going there as, despite the language problem, they seem to know what she wants.

I have been thinking about getting back into falconry, but I know it's rather more complicated here. The people who hunt and shoot are very well organised, and certainly to shoot you are supposed to take a theoretical and practical exam. I am in touch with a lady in the Dordogne who has a small collection of falcons, and we are seeing her on Sunday, so I should get some idea of what it all involves.

We have just got back from the Rememberance Day ceremony in the village. It was held outside the local church, and there was a good turnout. The Mayor spoke, and then several of the village children read out their set speeches. Although I couldn't follow all of it, they were talking about what they owed the many men from the Commune who died in the two World Wars (particularly the First), Algeria and Indo China. They also spoke of the folly of war, and hoped for peace, and who wouldn't agree with that?

Tomorrow Rachel is coming to visit for a few days, so more news later!

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